Du Plessis joins Laurium team

Ex-Prescient man Jean-Pierre du Plessis has joined Laurium Capital, bringing more than 20 years’ experience, predominantly focused on fixed income

Wine fund opens for third tranche

Ken Kinsey-Quick at Kinsey-Quick Capital Management is opening his wine fund for a third tranche of allocations as of end March

Fight Night raises R300,000 for charity

The Armoury Boxing Club hosted the eighth annual Financial Services Fight Night, raising more than R300,000 for the Shine Literacy programme

Fairtree Protea takes top honours at 2018 awards

In total, 68 nominations were given across 16 categories, highlighting the strong performance of many funds in last year's negative markets

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X-Chequer delivers in tough year

After a “bittersweet” 2018, Werner Prinsloo and his team at X-Chequer Fund Management are looking forward to the next 12 months

Westbrooke targets high-yield debt

Richard Aspersion is building a diversified portfolio of higher-yielding private debt opportunities investing predominantly in the UK


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Private credit set to grow in Africa

Private credit, across a range of strategies, can provide attractive alternative financing options for African small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), according to new research

How diversification can build wealth

Pearlene Govender, junior portfolio manager at Novare Investments, discusses the long-term view

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Opinion: Hedge fund myths

Critics of hedge funds can get it wrong when it comes to their performance and accountability to investors, writes Jean-Pierre Verster

Westbrooke 2019 Section 12J funds raise R750m+

Funds aim to stimulate SA economy and create jobs


Liquidity and value key in 2019

Investors have a long list of worries going into 2019, yet sentiment-driven markets and volatility bring opportunity, says Investec Wealth & Investment's Ronelle Hutchinson

Blue Quadrant stands by global themes

Leandro Gastaldi at Cape Town-based Blue Quadrant Management endured a volatile year in 2018, coming in flat over 12 months after a tough fourth...

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Effectus/Mergence interns move ahead

Effectus Capital Management and Mergence Africa Capital have seen two interns graduate from their annual internship programme, which launched in January 2018 with the...

Kurtz on board at Terebinth

Cape Town-based boutique Terebinth Capital, headed by MD Nomathibana Matshoba and CIO Erik Nel, has expanded its team with the appointment of ex-Sanlam manager Johan Kurtz

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